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Canadian National Orienteering Team

Team Canada Blog

Read about the adventures of Canada’s elite athletes.

Athlete Handbook

If you are an athlete interested in competing in the World or Junior World Orienteering Championships, the World University Orienteering Championships or World Cup events, be sure to read the Athlete Handbook available on the HPP page to learn how to join the High Performance program and how to get selected to compete at these events.

Ski-Orienteering Selection

If you are interested in representing Canada at events such as:

  • World Ski Orienteering Championships
  • Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships
  • Ski Orienteering World Cups
  • World University Ski-Orienteering Championships

you can find the selection process information here. For the 2018 season > please note that applications may be submitted after the deadline.

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Announcing Team Canada to the 2018 Junior World Orienteering Championships

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2018 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Kecskemét, Hungary

Women:

Sianna Dorsey
Rachel May
Emma Waddington

Men:

Leif Blake
Christian Michelsen
Jan Erik Naess
Michael Svoboda

Two additional men may be added to the team by May 10th.

Congratulations to those selected and thanks to everyone who applied.

Jeff Teutsch will be the JWOC Coach. Meghan Rance will be the JWOC Team Manager.

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee would like to thank Stefan Bergstrom, Ross Burnett and Nevin French for being on the JWOC Selection Committee.

Announcing Team Canada to the 2018 World University Orienteering Championships

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2018 World University Orienteering Championships in Kuortane, Finland.

Men:

Robbie Graham
Tomas Graham
Michael Kondro
Michael Svoboda
Adam Woods

Women:

Pia Blake
Emma Waddington

Note: Alexander Corbett and Emma Sherwood declined their selection.

Athletes will race in the following races:

Men’s long: Adam Woods, Robbie Graham, Tomas Graham, Michael Kondro
Men’s middle: Adam Woods, Michael Svoboda, Robbie Graham, Tomas Graham
Men’s sprint: Adam Woods, Michael Kondro, Michael Svoboda, Robbie Graham
Men’s relay team 1: Adam Woods, Robbie Graham, Tomas Graham
Men’s relay team 2: Michael Kondro, Pia Blake, Emma Waddington
Women’s long: Emma Waddington, Pia Blake
Women’s middle: Emma Waddington, Pia Blake
Women’s sprint: Emma Waddington

Sprint relay: Michael Svoboda, Michael Kondro, Pia Blake, Emma Waddington

Congratulations to those selected and thanks to everyone who applied.

Marg Ellis will be the WUOC coach and team manager.

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee would like to thank Stefan Bergstrom, Ted de St. Croix, and Wil Smith for their work selecting the team.

Announcing the members of the 2018 High Performance Program

Orienteering Canada is please to announce the 2018 High Performance Program.

The High Performance Program (HPP) is designed specifically to support athletes who wish to achieve excellence in international orienteering. The HPP offers coaching support, training opportunities, and other benefits that will assist athletes in achieving their goals. The HPP supports athletes in the Learn to Compete, Train to Compete and Train to Win stages of Orienteering Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD).

Any athlete wanting to compete in JWOC, WOC, World Cups, WUOC or World Games must be a member of the HPP. Full details on the application process, along with details on what the HPP can offer athletes, can be found in the Athlete Handbook which in available on the HPP webpage.

Read more about each athlete by clicking on their name to read their athlete profile.

Junior Women:
Sianna Dorsey
Rachel May
Emma Waddington
Nicole Whitmore

Junior Men:
David Bakker
Leif Blake
Graeme Farrand
Tomas Graham
Christian Michelsen
Jan-Erik Naess
David Svoboda
Michael Svoboda
Senior Women:
Pia Blake
Emily Kemp
Jennifer MacKeigan
Tori Owen
Emma Sherwood

Senior Men:
Alexander Bergstrom
Alexander Corbett
Will Critchley
Robbie Graham
Eric Kemp
Michael Kondro
Damian Konotopetz
Caelan McLean
Graeme Rennie
Adam Woods

Volunteer Opportunities: Team Managers for Canada at 2018 WOC and JWOC

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee is seeking applicants for the volunteer positions of Team Managers at the 2018 World and Junior World Orienteering Championships. Applications are due by January 15, 2018. Details are available at these links:

Applications due Nov 1 2017 for the 2018 High Performance Program

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee is seeking applications from athletes to become members of the 2018 High Performance Program (HPP).

All athletes who meet the eligibility requirements and who have a strong desire to improve their abilities with a long or short term goal of representing Canada in orienteering are encouraged to apply to the HPP. Those wishing to compete in JWOC, WOC, World Cups, WUOC or World Games are required to be members of the HPP. Membership is from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018. There is a fee of $100 to join the 2018 HPP.

In order to be accepted to the HPP, athletes must:
● be at the Learn To Compete , Train To Compete , or Train To Win stages of Orienteering Canada’s LTAD model,
● have competitive results in M/W17-18, M/W19-20 or M/W21E at major national and/or international events,
● develop a training plan, in conjunction with an HPP Coach, that targets the physical, technical, tactical and mental aspects of orienteering
● be prepared to put in the required training to compete at or near an international level in accordance with the above mentioned training plan,
● demonstrate a desire to represent Canada in international competition,
● have orienteering training as a main focus, and
● successfully complete the HPP application process

More information and complete details about the application process are in the 2018 Athlete Handbook which is now avaiable on the High Performance Program page.

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World Games underway

Canada qualified 4 athletes for the 2017 World Games in Poland. The World Games is a multi-sport games for sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee, but not on the Olympic program.

The athletes representing Canada are:

Emily Kemp
Tori Owen*
Damian Konotopetz
Will Critchley

*Tori is replacing Louise Oram who was unable to attend.

All about orienteering at the World Games – a great summary from World of O

Schedule

  • Tuesday July 25th: 11:00 CET Sprint Women. 12:00 CET Sprint Men
  • Wednesday July 26th: 09:30 CET Middle Women. 11:30 CET Middle Men
  • Thursday July 27th: 09:00 CET Sprint Relay

The starting order in individual races will be based upon the IOF World Rankings with best ranked starting last.

Internet live coverage of all Competitions will be streamed on Web TV, and is accessible through LIVE Orienteering.

Start lists and results are here.

Technical information is in Bulletin 4.

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Here are the Canadian results from the middle at the World Games:
Emily Kemp – 12th
Tori Owen – 36th
Damian Konotopetz – 33rd
Will Critchley – 36th

Here are the Canadian results from the sprint at the World Games:
Damian Konotopetz – 28th
Will Critchley – 37th
Tori Owen – 35th
Emily Kemp – mispunch
There are 40 men and 40 women competing.

Full results here.

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Recap: 2017 World Orienteering Championships

The 2017 World Orienteering Championships have come to a close.

Team Canada had solid results at this World Championships – highlighted by Emily Kemp’s 5th place finish in the middle distance final.

Team Canada members:

Official results are here.

Team Canada results:

Sprint Qualification
Emma Waddington – Heat B: 22nd
Will Critchley – Heat A: 25th
Damian Konotopetz – Heat C: 14th
The top 15th in each heat advance to the Sprint Final

Sprint Final
Damian Konotopetz – 44th

Sprint Relay
Emma Waddington
Damian Konotopetz
Will Critchley
Emily Kemp
Emily did not start the 4th leg (resting for forest events) so Canada’s result is listed as a “mispunch”

Long Final
Emily Kemp – 23rd

Middle Final
Emily Kemp – 5th
Damian Konotopetz – 45th
Eric Kemp – 59th

Relay
Canada did not have a women’s relay team
Emily Kemp ran on the men’s relay team
Canada Men’s relay – 20th
Leg 1: Damian Konotopetz
Leg 2: Eric Kemp
Leg 3: Emily Kemp

Will Critchley in the Sprint Qualification. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Emily Kemp during the flower ceremony for her 5th place finish in the middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Emily Kemp in the Middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Emma Waddington in the sprint qualification. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Eric Kemp in the middle final. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Meghan Rance, Eric Kemp, Emily Kemp, Raphael Ferrand after the middle distance flower ceremony. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

 

Emily Kemp, Eric Kemp and Damian Konotopetz after the relay race. Photo by Meghan Rance.

 

Damian Konotopetz in the Sprint Relay. Photo by Reigo Teervalt

Team Canada at the 2017 World Orienteering Championships

 

The 2017 World Orienteering Championships are coming up in Estonia.
Here are the Canadians who will be representing Canada:

Emily Kemp
Emma Waddington

Wil Critchley
Eric Kemp
Damian Konotopetz

Coach: Raphael Ferrand
Team Manager: Meghan Rance

WOC 2017 web site: woc2017.ee
#woc2017

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Canada at Finland World Cup races

The 2017 World Cup season is gets underway this week in Finland. Canada is represented by: Emma Waddington, Will Critchley, and Emily Kemp.

Here’s how the week looks for the Canadians:

Wednesday:
– sprint relay: Emma Waddington, Will Critchley, and then two other runners to make up a mixed team

Thursday:
– sprint: Emma W and Emily Kemp

Friday:
– rest

Saturday:
– middle: Emily Kemp

Sunday:
– long: Emily Kemp (start times are based on sprint, and middle results)

More info and links are on our Team Canada Blog.

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2017 JWOC team announced

The following athletes will represent Canada at the 2017 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Women:
Darya Sepandj
Emma Sherwood
Emma Waddington
Nicole Whitmore

Men:
David Bakker
Leif Blake
Caelan McLean
Christian Michelsen
Jan Erik Naess
Michael Svoboda

Congratulations to those selected and thanks to everyone who applied.

Jeff Teutsch will be the JWOC Coach. Sabine Schweiger will be the Team Manager and Erik Blake will be an additional official.

Orienteering Canada’s High Performance Committee would like to thank Stefan Bergstrom, Ross Burnett and Nevin French for being on the JWOC Selection Committee.